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Road safety not negotiable, obey the law

Trans­port Min­is­ter Joe Maswan­ganyi has called on all South Africans, motorists and pedes­tri­ans to be cau­tious when using the road.

The Min­is­ter has direct­ed law enforce­ment offi­cers to arrest all trans­gres­sors indis­crim­i­nate­ly.

Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi has remind­ed all South Africans that road safe­ty is not nego­tiable and that it is everyone’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to behave appro­pri­ate­ly on the road.

“Where road users fail to obey the rules of the road, there will be con­se­quences,” warned Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi.

Fes­tive sea­son

As South Africans are about to enter the fes­tive sea­son, a peri­od char­ac­terised by high vol­umes of fatal road crash­es, Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi has instruct­ed law enforce­ment offi­cers to height­en the pro­vi­sions of the Road Safe­ty Strat­e­gy, as approved by Cab­i­net.

This includes the imple­men­ta­tion of a 24-hour shift for traf­fic offi­cers to ensure high vis­i­bil­i­ty, which will lead to less crash­es and a reduc­tion of fatal­i­ties.

Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi said anti-cor­rup­tion oper­a­tions will be inten­si­fied to deal deci­sive­ly with organ­ised crime and cor­rup­tion by law enforce­ment offi­cers and dri­ving schools that con­nive to issue driver’s licences to unde­serv­ing can­di­dates, who are a major cause of acci­dents.

“Fol­low­ing the recent spate of road crash­es that took place in dif­fer­ent provinces in the past few weeks, it is clear that there are some road users who are hell-bent on dis­obey­ing the rules of the road, regard­less of our cam­paigns and mes­sages sent in var­i­ous plat­forms. We will con­tin­ue to ensure that we hold all trans­gres­sors to account by imple­ment­ing the Road Traf­fic Act.

“The pass­ing of the Aar­to [Admin­is­tra­tive Adju­di­ca­tion of Road Traf­fic Offences] Bill by the Nation­al Assem­bly is yet anoth­er inter­ven­tion that will ensure that nec­es­sary puni­tive mea­sures are imposed on all traf­fic law trans­gres­sors,” the Min­is­ter said.

The point demer­its sys­tem as a major attribute of the Aar­to Bill will ensure that points are deduct­ed from habit­u­al offend­ers and final­ly remove them from the roads.

365 Days Road Safe­ty Cam­paign

“As the Depart­ment of Trans­port, we will con­tin­ue to imple­ment the 365 Days Road Safe­ty Cam­paign, which declares road safe­ty as a dai­ly com­mit­ment by all enti­ties of the depart­ment work­ing togeth­er with provin­cial and munic­i­pal author­i­ties to inten­si­fy law enforce­ment oper­a­tions.

“Through this cam­paign, we have been con­duct­ing law enforce­ment oper­a­tions as well as road safe­ty edu­ca­tion and aware­ness acti­va­tions through­out the coun­try,” Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi said.

Mean­while, Min­is­ter Maswan­ganyi had sent heart­felt con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies and friends of those that died on the roads recent­ly and wish­es those in hos­pi­tal a speedy recov­ery. –      

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One Comment

  1. GuQin GuQin July 4, 2019

    Great blog post. Things i would like to bring up is that lap­top mem­o­ry has to be pur­chased in case your com­put­er still can­not cope with what­ev­er you do along with it. One can add two ran­dom access mem­o­ry boards con­tain­ing 1GB each, for instance, but not one of 1GB and one hav­ing 2GB. One should make sure the car mak­er’s doc­u­men­ta­tion for own PC to be cer­tain what type of mem­o­ry is need­ed.

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